[kids-lib] SBOE Adopted the Oregon School Library Standards

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Fri Jan 23 10:19:02 PST 2015

Please pardon the cross-posting.

Yesterday the Oregon State Board of Education (SBOE) adopted the Oregon School Library Standards. How that will affect school libraries is yet to be determined. The OASL ad hoc committee that sought the adoption and OASL’s Oregon School Library Standards committee will seek more information and develop next steps. Thanks to both groups for their efforts.

OASL established a committee to write school library standards in the spring of 2010. They received a Library Services and Technology Grant from the State Library and used funds to meet to research and develop standards during the 2011-12 school year. Those standards were finalized and went online by late summer 2012. After that, the focus shifted to promoting the standards in the Oregon education committee and to getting the standards adopted by the State Board of Education. After some initial unsuccessful efforts, an ad hoc committee secured a meeting in November 2014 with members of the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to present background information and propose the adoption. Nicole Dalton, the English Language Arts specialist, and Emily Nazarov, the ODE liaison to the SBOE, were impressed with the presentation and the standards. Nicole received approval from her supervisor to support the adoption, and Emily put it before the SBOE for a first read at their December 2014 meeting. During that meeting, Stephanie Thomas, OASL President, made a case for adopting the standards. The information was well received, and the chair of the SBOE moved the matter to the consent agenda for the January 2015 meeting. That meeting was yesterday, and as you know by now, the standards were officially adopted.

The SBOE actions taken at the January 22nd meeting should be available online soon.

State Board of Education meeting materials for 2015: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?=4268
Standards summary for SBOE members: http://www.ode.state.or.us/superintendent/priorities/state-library-standards---january-22-2015.pdf
Oregon School Library Standards: https://sites.google.com/site/oregonschoollibrarystandards/


Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library
250 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us<mailto:jennifer.maurer at state.or.us>

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From: oasl-all at ola.memberclicks.net<mailto:oasl-all at ola.memberclicks.net> [mailto:oasl-all at ola.memberclicks.net]
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2015 9:32 AM
To: Jennifer Maurer
Subject: [oasl-all] It's official-- ODE voted to "adopt" the Oregon School Library Standards

The Oregon Department of Education Board met on 1/22 and easily approved a motion to adopt the Oregon School Library Standards.  The standards committee will be meeting soon to develop next steps, but as a member of the presenting team, I am extremely excited to have the official backing and adoption from the board.  Cheers to the standards committee and presenting team!
The Oregon School Library Standards<https://sites.google.com/site/oregonschoollibrarystandards/>


Stephanie A. Thomas, MLS, M.Ed.
Teacher Librarian, Parkrose High School
Adjunct Instructor, Portland State University
OASL President 2014-2015
ALA Emerging Leader 2013
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